Fundraising Events

Red & Black Butterfly's Flying from Cupped HandsAt Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation we are striving to create a culture that will benefit us all. We want to be connected with our community and add more life to our involvement. Join us and enjoy the experience.

Consider also participating in one of these community charitable events that assists our cause.

SK Paper Shred Event

Thank you to SK Paper Shred and event attendees for another great year.

2016 SK Paper Shred Events below

Hosted at Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice
99 Sparta Avenue
Newton, New Jersey
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

2016 marks the 10th year anniversary for the SK Paper Shred Events to Benefit Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice! Protect Yourself and Prevent Your Company Documents from Getting into the Wrong Hands! With identity theft and proper document disposal being in the forefront of personal and organization security, make this worthwhile fundraiser a regular stop on your monthly calendar. Have your confidential documents professionally shredded on site in SK Paper Shred’s Commercial/Computerized Shred Trucks. $6.00 for each paper grocery-sized bag shredded.

Saturday, March 12

Saturday, May 14
Saturday, July 9
Saturday, September 10
Saturday, November 12

Pre-purchase and SK Paper Shred bag for $5.00 — save money and time by simply dropping off your pre-paid material at any of the 2015 Paper Shred Events.

Call (973) 383-0115 for information/registration
or email: jsmith@karenannquinlanhospice.org

Paper Shredding

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice 35th Anniversary Gala

Hosted at Perona Farms
350 Andover-Sparta Road
Andover, New Jersey
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Thank you to presenting Sponsor, Lakeland Bank, and all other sponsors, advertisers, attendees and supporters for celebrating this milestone with Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice. In addition to music from Meant to Be and an irresistible silent auction, the evening was highlighted with a nod to the late Joseph T. Quinlan and Julia Quinlan and their commitment to the hospice mission. changed the way the world looked at end-of-life matters.  Follow the link to enjoy the 35th Anniversary Gala event photos at Shutterfly.com.  Paste or enter password: KAQ35thAnniversary

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2016 Dental Day Date to be Announced

Dental Day for Hospice

Hosted at Sparta Dental Designs
Dr. Edward Tirpack, DMD, MAGD, Dr. Seth Perlmutter, DMD, Dr. Kathleen Dunn, DMD
16 Lafayette Road
Sparta, New Jersey
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Thank you Sparta Dental Designs for another fantastic Dental Day for Hospice for 2015.  Your professionalism, generosity and commitment to our hospice mission are truly appreciated.

Come join the fun with refreshments and give-a-ways, while at the same time Dr. Tirpack, Dr. Perlmutter, Dr. Dunn and their staff will make sure your smile stays beautiful and healthy. Any new or existing patient can schedule an appointment on Dental Day for Hospice and the doctors and their professional team will donate their time and fees back to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice. Make your appointment today – (973) 729-2113!

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2016 Wine Pairing Dinners to be Announced

Wine Pairing Dinner

Burke’s Wine & Liquor of Sparta, NJ collaborates with local fine dining venues to welcome guests to a Dinner and Wine Pairing experience.  The Wine Pairing Dinners are $75.00 per person, includes tax and gratuity. 2016 Wine Pairing date and locations to be Announced.


2016 Fall Fashion Date to Be Announced

Fall Fashion Show

Selective Insurance Auditorium
40 Wantage Avenue
Branchville, New Jersey
Begins at 6:00 p.m. 

Thank you to Interplay Couture, Selective Insurance, Krave Café + Caterers, our featured models, guests and supporters for another wonderful event on Thursday, November 12, 2015. 

Join us for this exciting night of fashions by Interplay Couture, light fare provided by Krave Cafe and Caterers, featured silent auction items, shopping and more. The evening is a wonderful opportunity to connect with friends, cheer the upcoming holiday season and to provide fundraising support for the new Home for Hospice. $45.00 per guest.

For questions or reservations, please call the hospice at (973) 383-0115 or (800) 882-1117 and ask for Jennifer Smith, Events Manager jsmith@karenannquinlanhospice.org.



Three locations in Warren, Pike and Sussex Counties

Lights of Life Memorial Celebration

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Warren County Lights of Life Memorial Service to be hosted at
Wayne DuMount Administrative Center
Route 519, Belvidere, New Jersey

Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Pike County Lights of Life Memorial Service to be hosted at
The Church of the Good Shepherd
On the corner of 5th and Catharine Street, Milford, Pennsylvania

Friday, December 4, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Sussex County Lights of Life Memorial Service to be hosted at
Sussex County Community College
One College Hill, Newton, New Jersey

Join us for the annual Lights of Life Memorial Celebration. For each $20 donation the name of a loved one will be remembered at the event with a light on one of several memorial trees on display throughout Sussex and Warren Counties in New Jersey and Pike County in Pennsylvania. For a $100 donation, your loved one’s name will be memorialized at the event and you will also receive a keepsake Lenox ornament to commemorate the occasion. Lights of Life Memorial Donation Form (PDF).

If you have any further questions or need assistance, please call the hospice at (973) 383-0115 or (800) 882-1117 and ask for Jennifer Smith, Events Manager jsmith@karenannquinlanhospice.org.



Friday, February 19, 2016

High Tea for Hospice

Hosted at Farmstead Golf & Country Club
Lafayette, New Jersey
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Gather with friends for the traditional High Tea for Hospice in the country setting at the Farmstead Golf & Country Club. Guests will enjoy a variety of teas and a traditional High Tea menu. $35.00 per person, reserve your seat today! (973) 383-0115.


November Date for 2016 to be Announced

Haircuts for Hospice

Hosted at over 25 area Salons and Barber Shops
Please see the 2015 flyer

Thank you to the many area salons, barber shops and their customers for helping make the 2015 Haircuts for Hospice a huge success.

Haircuts for Hospice has gathered over 25 salons and barber shops from throughout the area to support Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice on Thursday, November 5.  Please note that each location will specify in what generous capacity and timeframe they will participate on the event date. Proceeds from the event will support the Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice.  Haircuts for Hospice flyer (.jpg)

If you have any further questions, please call the hospice at (973) 383-0115 or (800) 882-1117 and ask for Jennifer Smith, Events Manager jsmith@karenannquinlanhospice.org.




Three locations in Warren, Pike and Sussex Counties

Butterfly Release Celebrations

Saturday, June 13, 2015 – Service will begin at 11:00 a.m.

Warren County Butterfly Release Celebration to be hosted at
The Karen Nash Memorial Butterfly Garden on the grounds of Memorial Elementary School
300 West Stewart Street, Washington, New Jersey

Saturday, June 13, 2015 – Service will begin at 4:00 p.m.

Pike County Butterfly Release Celebration to be hosted at Memorial Park
On the Corner of 5th and Catharine Street, Milford, Pennsylvania

Sunday, June 14, 2015 – Service will begin at 2:00 p.m.

Sussex County Butterfly Release Celebration to be hosted at
Sussex County Community College
One College Hill, Newton, New Jersey

The Butterfly Release Celebration is sponsored by the Smith-McCracken & Wood Funeral Homes.

Please note: If you would like, the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice staff is happy to send out Butterfly Release Celebration acknowledgments and butterfly lapel pins throughout the year, and will contact families when event release details are in place.

Call (973) 383-0115 for information/registration
or email: jsmith@karenannquinlanhospice.org

Registration form (PDF)

(Volunteer Opportunity)

Event Sponsor: Robert McCracken, center, is pictured with his professional team from Smith-McCracken Funeral Home in Newton, NJ and Wood Funeral Home in Branchville, NJ.

Sunday 2016 Date to be Announced
Rain date: To be Announced

32nd Annual Wine & Cheese Festival

Hosted at Waterwheel Farm
124 Fredon-Marksboro Road
Fredon, New Jersey
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Friends of Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice and Burke’s Wine & Liquor invite you to spend an afternoon at beautiful Waterwheel Farm-enjoying fine wines, cheeses, live band, auctions and more!

In case of inclement weather, please visit website or call 800-882-1117 to inquire.

Wine & Cheese Registration Form (PDF)



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Outside Charitable Events

People Jumping For JoyWe jump for joy and are very grateful for the outpouring of events held to benefit Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice. The committees who work year round, the businesses who donate, and the generous community who attends, all are applauded.

When considering participating in a charitable cause, please think about one or more of these exciting events.

Subaru Share the Love Event

Subaru World of Newton
84 Hampton House Road
Newton, NJ 07860
(855) 582-8640

Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice was honored to have been chosen as the local recipient of the Share the Love event for 2015 and 2016. The 2016 Share the Love event runs from November 19 to January 2. Learn more about Share the Love.


From left, James Foley, the northern New Jersey district sales manager for Subaru Distributors Corp.; Sam Spagnuolo, director of sales operations for Subaru Distributors Corp.; Julia Quinlan, co-founder of the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice; Cecelia Clayton, executive director of the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice; and Matt Luzio, executive director of World Auto Group stand with a $21,014 check the car company is donating to the hospice as part of the 2015 Subaru Share the Love event.


Chilly-Chili Motorcycle Run

New Year’s Day – January 1, 2016
Ogdensburg Fire House, Ogdensburg, NJ
Hosted by the Blue Knights Chapter IX

Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the 30 mile ride leaves promptly at 11:00 a.m.

At the conclusion of the ride, participants are invited to warm up with Chili and the camaraderie of other motorcycle enthusiasts. The winning ticket for the Friends of Hospice Harley-Davidson Raffle will also be selected this day – Winner need not be present.

For information call: (973) 383-0115

This year’s Featured Motorcycle:
2015 Harley-Davidson Road King
in Superior Blue, valued at $18,899.00

Tickets are $20.00 each, only 1,500 sold. Please feel free to call 973-383-0115 or 800-882-1117 with purchase requests or questions. You may also fax your completed form to 973-383-4739.  Harley-Davidson Ticket Request Form (jpg)

Harley 2015

Congratulations to 2014 Harley-Davidson Breakout Raffle Winner: Jack Surowiec from Sparta, NJ.



Sussex Area Charities Golf Outing – Sussex Bank

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Crystal Springs/Wild Turkey
Contact Linda Kuipers Lkuipers@SussexBank.com

Sussex County Golf Classic – Lakeland Bank

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Contact Ray Cordts rcordts@lakelandbank.com
Newton Country Club

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